In a land where the sea, mountains, wilderness, mystery, history, taste, art and exotic wildlife are dotted throughout, colouring a magnificent landscape, nothing seems impossible. This is why Pan Lanka has Sri Lankan holidays tailor-made for you, so you can choose better what you want to see and do. Here are a few ideas for tailor made holidays in Sri Lanka.
From North to South, West to East, Pan Lanka covers the length and breadth of Sri Lanka with the Complete Sri Lanka tour. It starts with a stay in the electric hub Colombo and goes on to the sacred city of Anuradhapura, Negombo fishing village, Jaffna islands and city, Trincomalee, Minneriya National Park, ruins of an ancient civilisation, the Hill Capital Kandy, Tea Country, Yala National Park and the mesmerising southern beaches.
You can also choose to explore the country with a cycling tour in the capital, Elephant rides in Habarana, rock climbing in Sigiriya, Kayaking and nature trail trek in the rural countryside, a visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and scuba diving and snorkelling in the south sea.
Wildlife and Nature
Get the ultimate wildlife experience by embarking on a leopard spotting safari to Sri Lanka’s most visited national park, Yala. From November to April you can venture in to the seas off Mirissa, which is a hot spot for watching Blue and Sperm whales. November to April is also a good time to go dolphin watching in the Kalpitiya Peninsula, where they are seen in massive pods. You will also get a chance to see the incredible wildlife at Wilpattu and Minneriya national parks.
History and Culture
Discover Sri Lanka’s world Heritage Sites in its Cultural Triangle that stretches from medieval Kandy to the ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. It is a treasure trove of some of the world’s finest ancient monuments dating back more than 2000 years. You will also get to visit the Sinharaja Rain Forest, another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka.
Take the train to Nuwara Eliya, visit a tea factory and the Horton Plains. Reach the Hill Capital, Kandy on another scenic route and complete a cultural visit with everything from sacred temples to botanical gardens. A train ride will also take you to the North Central Province where Sri Lanka’s once golden kingdoms flourished.
Food and Drink
Pan Lanka has a Gourmet trail for the ‘foodies’ and food enthusiasts who want to experience the gastronomic delights of Sri Lanka. In Colombo, you can expect to discover the city’s vibrant tastes and colours and the international and local cuisines that make headlines. Thereafter, a trip to the hill country will allow you to sample the tasty treats of the highlands and later on a culinary tour in Galle will highlight the best seafood on the island.